Boston Police Officer Dies After Being Found In Cold

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CANTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Officials are investigating a Boston Police officer's death after he was found in the cold on Saturday and pronounced dead.

The officer — later identified as Officer John O'Keefe — had been with the Boston Police Department for 16 years. The Norfolk County District Attorney's Office said O'Keefe was found early Saturday morning outside a home on Fairview Street in Canton. The DA's office said O'Keefe had appeared to have been out in the cold for some time and was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officials said the home belonged to people O'Keefe knew. Boston Police said the officer would be "greatly missed by his friends and colleagues here at the Boston Police Department."

Canton Police Chief Ken Berkowitz also offered his department's condolences, saying the department's "thoughts and prayers are with the deceased officer, his family and the entire Boston Police Department."

The state Chief Medical Examiner will be doing an autopsy on O'Keefe's body on Monday.

WBZ's Brooke McCarthy (@BrookeWBZ) reports:

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